Chamber Wants New Government To Create Hundreds Of Jobs A Year For Tralee

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TRALEE Chamber Alliance today released their General Election 2020 Manifesto, calling on the incoming Government to support the needs of Kerry’s Capital to create up to 400 new jobs a year.

The detailed manifesto outlined a number of key areas to be addressed to support Tralee grow in population by 30% over the coming years and to become a more ‘liveable, vibrant town’ that supports the economy of Kerry.

Addressing key decisions to be made at a national level, the document calls for reforms that will ensure Tralee attracts quality jobs, repopulates the town centre and supports the environmental sustainability of the town.

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The Tralee Chamber Alliance Manifesto asks people to appreciate that General Elections are a “vote on national politics” to address the “current demands and future needs” of the town.

It looks to highlight the impact that national policy decisions can have and urges candidates to “think small first” to reduce the regulatory burden on smaller businesses.

Amongst the immediate actions called for, the Chamber are seeking:

• Introduction of an electric accessible public bus service in Tralee
• a roll-back to 9% on the VAT rate for the tourism industry
• immediate action on insurance reform
• a 1% Digital-Shopping Import Tax that ring-fences funding for small local retailers
• greater commitment from State Agencies on job creation
• increased investment in training, transport and infrastructure.

Tralee Chamber Alliance, in partnership with Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, will also be hosting a live Pre-Election debate in The Rose Hotel on February 4th next, broadcasted by Radio Kerry.

They are inviting members of the business community in Kerry to submit questions for the candidates, and to attend the live event. The full document and details on the Live Debate are available on

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